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Teens Against Tobacco Use: A Tobacco Prevention Curriculum and Advocacy Initiative

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02926339
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
El Paso Independent School District
Paso del Norte Health Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Louis D. Brown, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the efficacy of Teens Against Tobacco Use anti-tobacco presentations on tobacco use susceptibility in 6th through 8th grade. Students will be randomly assigned to either receive 3 anti-tobacco presentations or 3 presentations on a different topic, unrelated to tobacco.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tobacco Smoking Behavior Behavioral: Teens Against Tobacco Use presentation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The investigators will collaborate with Austin High School, Wiggs Middle School, and Guillen Middle School of the El Paso Independent School District to implement smoke free youth coalitions as an after school activity. The coalitions will follow the Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) model developed by the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. Participating youth will be trained to develop and deliver anti-tobacco presentations to younger students. Each school will have a separate youth coalition operating under the guidance of an adult coordinator. High school youth will present to middle school classes, whereas middle school youth will present to 4th and 5th graders.

To evaluate the efficacy of the TATU program, we will randomly assign students in physical education classes to receive TATU presentations or a control condition. Confidential surveys about tobacco will be administered at the beginning and end of the school year. Analyses will compare intervention and control students on smoking susceptibility, perceptions of harm from tobacco use, tobacco industry perceptions, and social norms on tobacco use.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 639 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Teens Against Tobacco Use: A Tobacco Prevention Curriculum and Advocacy Initiative
Study Start Date : October 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Teens Against Tobacco Use presentation
Students in the intervention group will receive anti-tobacco presentations from Teens Against Tobacco Use Members
Behavioral: Teens Against Tobacco Use presentation
Students receive a series of 3 anti-tobacco presentations delivered by older peers

No Intervention: Control
Students in this group will receive a control presentation from their physical education teachers on a topic unrelated to tobacco.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tobacco Susceptibility assessed by Likert scale questions drawn primarily from the global youth tobacco survey [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline Tobacco Susceptibility at 7 months ]
    Tobacco susceptibility captures the likelihood of using tobacco in the future. It will be assessed by likert scale questions drawn primarily from the global youth tobacco survey. It will be analyzed as a continuous variable that will be standardized, so outcomes will represent standard deviation unit differences in tobacco susceptibility.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students from participating schools
  • 6th to 8th grade students
  • Classes must be willing to receive presentations in the fall and spring semesters.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students from non-participating schools
  • Students not able to read English or Spanish

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02926339


Locations
United States, Texas
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus
El Paso, Texas, United States, 79902
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
El Paso Independent School District
Paso del Norte Health Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Louis D Brown, PH.D. The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Responsible Party: Louis D. Brown, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02926339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-SPH-16-0534
First Posted: October 6, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided